We left Dunedin on the coast road in the morning, stopping for elevenses at Brighton. We caught up with Highway 1 again and followed the Southern Scenic Route. This is well signed and really shows off the best of the lower South Island. It leaves Highway 1 at Balclutha where we did a bit of shopping, and goes right round the Catlins Conservation Area on its way to Invercargill. We took a diversion off to Molyneux Bay
Back on the SSR we carried on towards Invercargill, turning off to have a look at Porpoise Bay. A little way down this very quiet road we came to the township of Waikawa where there was a mobile fish & chip shop next to a car park with some public loos. We can take a hint. After we pulled in we were joined by 2 more vans with the same idea. Very peaceful night.
We continued down the Porpoise Bay road to Curio Bay and finally a car park where we left Kiwi Ken and followed a path to Slope Point; the most southerly point of South Island. There’s nothing between here and Antarctica except stormy seas.